Date of birth: August 01, 1990 (Age: 26 years)
Height: 5′ 7, 5″ (171 cm)
Weight: 137 pounds (62 kg)
Hair color: Light brown
Eye color: Blue
At the very beginning of his career O’Connell was not accidentally chosen to play English hooligans: his casual look helped the actor to play very young skinhead in It’s England, and then in the main series of all adolescents – Skins.
His character was hard not to fall in love with, in spite of the disgusting behavior, aggression, love, drinking habits and casual sex. In a desperate and vulnerable hero Jack Cook stood out the charm of the actor himself, so it was impossible not to be charmed by his impudence.
The popularity of the actor was provided by one of the final episodes of the franchise, exclusively dedicated to his hero. Ludicrously, the role of drunken buffoon unexpectedly led to his role in the educational film about drug addiction, alcoholism, theft and teenage problems Between You and Me.
In Unbroken he portrays Louis Zamperini – US Olympian runner who overcame war and Japanese warcamps, whom Jolie has conceived a film of, based on the eponymous book by Laura Hillenbrand.
Zamperini himself died a few months before the release of the film at the age of 97 years. Luckily, Jack had time to meet with his prototype and says that it was an important experience. In addition, to get ready for the role the actor trained hard, he had to stick to a diet and deliberately exhausted himself to play a runner Zamperini, dying from hunger.
The young actor said that now his world became incredibly huge – he burst out of the bubble, in which he used to life for all his life, and he could not believe his luck and the amount of opportunity he gained.
Looking at this young and talented guy, one can’t but admire him. Despite having a great talent and being naturally gifted, he doesn’t stop and goes on to perfection. The actor regularly works out at the gym and only at times allows himself some delicious weaknesses.